Conductive Thin Polymer Films with Graphitic Nanomaterials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-12-C-0103
Agency Tracking Number: N101-074-1184
Amount: $749,092.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-074
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Applied Sciences, Inc.
141 W. Xenia Ave., PO Box 579, Cedarville, OH, -
DUNS: 173666215
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Patrick Lake
 Engineer
 (937) 766-2020
 pdlake@apsci.com
Business Contact
 Max Lake
Title: President
Phone: (937) 766-2020
Email: mllake@apsci.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
In the Phase I effort, Applied Sciences, Inc. demonstrated the ability to use high-quality graphitic nanomaterials and scalable processing methods to produce highly uniform, durable, flexible, and isotropic conductive thin films which exhibit higher levels of electrical resistivity uniformity at lower thicknesses than commercially available materials. These materials also met or exceeded the solvent resistance and bend testing requirements. To capitalize on these findings, a development effort is proposed to enable evaluation of quality and cost for automated production based on the synthesis methods and new raw materials proven in the Phase I effort. The goal of the Phase II effort will be to scale-up the production process to pilot-scale, to develop process and product quality assurance procedures and method, and to qualify the material for use in Defense Systems through extensive evaluation and testing by DOD prime contractors. Scaling the production process developed by ASI to generate larger area films is readily achievable through minor modifications to appropriately-sized, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment. The ability to use COTS will enable the project team to begin delivering film product within 18 months.

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